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Ferry on the White Volta

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  • Title (object)

    • Ferry on the White Volta
  • Description

    Ferry on the White Volta river near Yegi. 1-III-1936 (Photo: Mary S Sinclair) Medium: Gelatin silver print.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1936 (1st March)
  • Production place

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12.1 centimetres
    • Width: 18.4 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        Album title: "GOLD COAST NORTHERN TERRITORY ASHANTI 1936 MARY S. R. SINCLAIR" [embossed gilt on album cover]. Front end pages: "GC 1 - GC 60" [manuscript note]. Original description: "Ferry on the White Volta river near Yegi. 1-III-36." [manuscript note on print border]; "Yejgi" [manuscript note on print border. See also note on back of print].
  • Curator's comments

    Cataloguer's comments: Album contains 61 photographs. Main themes of album: Travel through Ghana showing colonial residencies, indigenous settlements, and a procession and meeting of chiefs in Kumasi. Albums Af,A8 to Af,A13 and Af,A15 to Af,A33 belong to the same series. Circumstances: [SIN-] PIC DOC 08.


  • Condition

    Album bound in full leather. Good condition.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Copyright: British Museum (?).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


Car and passenger ferry at one side of river. Four adult males wearing American dress on ferry.
Medium: Gelatin silver print.

Car and passenger ferry at one side of river. Four adult males wearing American dress on ferry. Medium: Gelatin silver print.

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